Chiefs coach Haley says obscene-gesture accusation for the birds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Accused of making an obscene gesture to a fan, Chiefs coach Todd Haley says such a thing isn't in his character.

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Fans were abuzz Wednesday over an accusation leveled through a Kansas City TV sportscaster. The fan, who wasn't identified by the sportscaster Tuesday night, said Haley flipped him off while walking into the tunnel right after Sunday's 41-34 home loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Haley responded Wednesday, saying he appreciates Chiefs fans and wouldn't disrespect them. He said he has five children to be a role model for and that making obscene gestures to fans isn't the way he behaves.

Haley said, "That's not something I do, would do, want to do, or want to be thought of as doing."

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